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The Gloucester Old Spot, Bristol

138-140 Kellaway Avenue
Bristol
BS6 7YQ
Phone: 01179247693
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Gloucester Old Spot

A good sized pub that was formerly the Kellaway Arms, it was refurbished and renamed a couple of years back and has since been receiving favourable reviews in the local press. There is an attractive beer garden at the rear of the pub that has been attractively landscaped with astro-turf and sun umbrellas, although it was unfortunately full to capacity with families on a recent Saturday afternoon visit, with numerous young children charging around meaning any chance of a quiet, relaxing pint was lost.

Internally it split on to a restaurant and bar area. The restaurant looked fairly contemporary with most, if not all, tables being reserved. The bar area was to the left, and this was a U-shaped room wrapped around the bar counter. Black and white chequered tiling was around the bar counter with wood strip elsewhere, whitewashed walls and black timberwork. A few old maps were on the wall as well as pictures of some pigs from which the pub takes it’s name. Service at the bar was a bit chaotic at times, but to be fair with the number of punters in there were considerable peaks and troughs in demand.

The menu offered a decent enough looking selection of “pub grub” dishes with options such as fish & chips, ham egg & chips, sausage & mash, steak, etc. Most of the main courses were somewhere around the £10 - £12 mark. A Piri Piri chicken burger with avocado, sour cream, tomato and coriander was a decent and tasty dish and the accompanying skinny fries were very good too.

Beers on tap were Ringwood Boondoggle, Exmoor Fox, Timothy Taylor Landlord and Butcombe Original. Ciders meanwhile were Thatcher’s Gold and Orchard Pig Reveller. Overall this isn’t a bad pub, but the strong emphasis on family dining means it’s not the sort of place I would choose to frequent too often.

On 27th April 2017 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about The Gloucester Old Spot

Reopened on 23/09/2014.

On 24th September 2014 - no rating submitted
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about Kellaway Arms

Appears to be shut at the moment, possible refurb. Hope so it needs it.

On 26th June 2012 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
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Latest updates View all updates for The Gloucester Old Spot, Bristol
21st Jul 2019, 13:41
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21st Jul 2019, 13:41
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No - But 10% for NUS & NHS - last updated 22 June 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Very - last updated 24 April 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 October 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 March 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays - last updated 11 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Code on bar flap - last updated 22 June 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
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